Orica-GreenEdge’s rising Brit all-rounder favours a larger frame
Simon Yates rides the Scott Addict Team Issue equipped with Shimano Di2 drivetrain with Dura-Ace chainset and SRM power meter.
Scott claims a weight of 790 grams for its frame and 300 grams for the fork. The frame uses Scott’s proprietary truncated aerofoil section tubing which differs from the more usual aeronautical tubing shapes to reflect the much lower speeds attained on a bike.
There’s a 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 inch tapered steerer for increased steering precision while still maintaining a comparatively narrow front-end profile. The seatpost is round rather than having an aero cross-section and is relatively narrow with a diameter of 27.2mm.
The Addict’s frame unsurprisingly has race geometry and a short head tube. Yates rides a larger frame size relative to his height than is favoured by many pros, resulting in quite a short seatpost extension. A Fizik Antares R1 saddle sits on top.
To compensate for the larger frame, he uses a -17 degree negative angle stem to place his handlebar lower relative to the saddle. He also uses a traditional bar rather than the more usual semi-compact or ergonomic designs.
Here Yates is running Shimano Dura-Ace C35 carbon rims shod with Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubulars. The bike is finished off with a pair of Elite Cannibal bottle cages.
The commercially available bike weighs 6.28kg, without a power meter, so Yates’s bike is probably close to the UCI’s 6.8kg minimum weight limit.